Operator Services - Interexchange Carriers - V16.0
CenturyLink™ offers two Operator Services product offerings that allow your residence and business end-user customers access to live or automated operator assistance.
The following product offering is available:
- Operator Assistance (you must provide out of CenturyLink territory emergency numbers to CenturyLink).
The Operator Assistance product is available to your residence and business end-users through an agreement with CenturyLink and may include one or more of the following:
- Custom Branding (please refer to features within this document)
- Alternately billed calls, which include credit card, calling card, collect, bill to third party and person to person
- Automated and Live Operator Assistance
- Rate quote
- General assistance such as dialing instructions
- 0-, 0+ or 00-
- Domestic and International termination
- 0+ Dialing to Directory Assistance (0+NPA-555-1212)
The Operator Assistance product that is available through an agreement with CenturyLink does not include:
- Busy Line Verify – NE Only
- Busy Line Interrupt – NE Only
- Transfer to Alternate Carriers
- Coin phone calls (operator assistance on requiring coin signaling)
- Connect/Transfer to Directory Assistance (NPA-555-1212 or 411)
Terms and Conditions
CenturyLink will respond to your end-user calls using CenturyLink Operator Services according to the same priority scheme as it responds to CenturyLink end-user calls.
Calls to CenturyLink Operator Services are handled on a first come, first served basis, without regard to whether the call was originated by CenturyLink's or your end-user.
Operator Services IXC for Disabled End-users
CenturyLink considers the relationship between you and your end-users a private and confidential matter. CenturyLink provides CenturyLink Operator Services to you, regardless of the end-user, and will charge you for those services according to your agreement.
Technical PublicationsTechnical Publications section does not apply to Operator Services - Interexchange Carriers.
A nonrecurring (one-time) charge applies to establish your Call Branding or to change your Call Branding
Usage rates are in accordance with your agreement with CenturyLink.
Rates are in accordance with your agreement with CenturyLink.
Tariffs, Regulations and Policy
Tariffs, regulations and policies are located in the state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.
"Call Branding" means announcing your name on the front end and back end of Operator Service calls.
Call Branding Testing
CenturyLink will perform acceptance testing on Call Branding with you, at no additional charge, to ensure the branding is correct.
CenturyLink will, at your request, schedule a mutually agreeable time to perform acceptance testing in cooperation with you. If you are unable to participate in the acceptance testing, or if you request that branding installation be completed without your presence, the service will be understood to be accepted by you.
CenturyLink branding implementation personnel will conduct preliminary testing.
Testing will be comprised of the following steps:
- The CenturyLink Service Manager will inform you that your Call Branding recording has been completed and then a time must to be scheduled between you and the CenturyLink Service Manager for the test.
- The CenturyLink Service Manager will contact the CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager with the agreed upon date of the test. The CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager will notify the CenturyLink branding technical personnel.
- You, with the CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager and CenturyLink branding technical personnel on the line, will place test Operator Service calls. You may make up to two calls per test situation.
- If the front end and back end call branding meets your satisfaction, the test is completed.
- If you reject the test, the CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager and CenturyLink branding technical personnel will take action to correct the situation.
- CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager and CenturyLink branding technical personnel will define the problem. The CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager will notify the CenturyLink Service Manager within two business days of the expected date of resolution.
- The CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager will inform the CenturyLink Service Manager when the problem has been resolved.
- The CenturyLink Service Manager will advise you that the problem has been resolved and set up a time for acceptance testing.
- The CenturyLink Service Manager will advise the CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager of the acceptance test schedule. The CenturyLink Branding Implementation Manager will notify CenturyLink branding technical personnel.
- Repeat steps, beginning with Step 3 above.
|End-user support 24 hours a day, 365 days per year||
|Operators that are dedicated and highly skilled to serve as customer advocates||
|90% of all Operator Services calls will be answered within 10 seconds||
|Leading edge Systems and Technology||
|Front and Back End branding||
Contact your CenturyLink Sales Executive for information.
If you have questions regarding completion of the questionnaire, please contact your CenturyLink Service Manager. CenturyLink will process your request to access CenturyLink's Operator Services based on your completed questionnaire(s).
- Download Operator Services/Directory Assistance Services Questionnaire - MS Word
- Download Operator Services/Directory Assistance Services Questionnaire - Adobe PDF
You must specify the number of trunks desired between your premise and the CenturyLink-designated Operator Services tandem location(s) in the same Local Access Transport Area (LATA).
Call Branding will entail recording and setup of a brand message.
Once the Prerequisites tasks have been completed the CenturyLink Service Manager will work with you to begin the Implementation process.
For Operator Services with Call Completion Link (CCL) using Hairpin you must place two orders for originating and terminating trunks to the designated operator switch.
If you choose to discontinue service, download Operator Services/Directory Assistance Services Disconnect Request - MS Word
Provisioning and Installation
For Operator Services Position System (OSPS) Operator Services tandems the customer must order to the OSPS Operator HOST Tandem(s) in the LATA.
For Traffic Operations Position System (TOPS) Operator Services tandems the customer must order to the HOST Tandem(s) in the LATA.
The customer must specify the number of trunks desired between its premises and the CenturyLink designated Operator Services tandem location in the same LATA.
The trunks are one-way terminating trunks only with the SPEC code of OPSNW and NC code of SD-D.
Ordering Information for FGD Signaling System 7 (SS7) Operator Services trunks capable of CCL using Hairpin. You must order two trunk groups, one for originating and one for terminating.
Customer Submits 2 Access Service Request (ASR):
- Include SS7 point code information
- 1st order is for originating 1-way SS7 trunks; and
- 2nd order is for terminating 1-way SS7 trunks
- Populate the appropriate Secondary Location (SECLOC) on the Trunking screen where this service can be provided. The operator tandem will be jointly determined at the time of your request and prior to ASR issuance.
The SPEC code is OPSXXC and the NC code is SDSC. The traffic use code is TT with a modifier of NC8.
In addition to the above outlined entries, you must also put the Traffic Type code on the ASR. The Traffic Type codes are found in the ASOG and are dependent on which type of service you are ordering. NOTE 1: "OP", "ID", "DA", "DD,", "50", "80", "90", "PO", "C0", "C1" and "IO" are all types of originating traffic. If the quantity ordered is unique for only one type of originating traffic, the customer will utilize one of these codes. However, if the quantity ordered is a mixture of different originating traffic types, the customer will use "OT".
Maintenance and Repair
Integrated Access Billing System (IABS) billing is described in Billing Information - Integrated Access Billing System (IABS).
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If you have questions or comments, please call your account representative or service manager. If you're not sure who that is, you can find them with the CenturyLink Wholesale Information Tool (CWWT).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Last Update: November 15, 2016
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